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Grave Digger

Really dark lyrics and really hard music can change your mind. You become angry and evil while music is playing, but then you will realize what your real life is.

GRAVE DIGGER Lineup:
Chris Boltendahl 'Uncle Reaper'vocal
Jens Beckerbass guitar
Stefan Arnolddrums
Axel Ritt 'Ironfinger'guitar
Marcus Kniepkeys

Previous Members:
Hans Peter Katzenburg 'HP Katzenburg'keys
Uwe Lulisguitar
Thilo Herrmann 'Thilo Hermann'guitar
Manni Schmidtguitar
Peter Breitenbachdrums
Tomi Gottlichbass guitar
Albert Eckardtdrums
Willi Lackmannbass guitar
Peter Masson 'Peter Mason'guitar
Philipp Seibeldrums
Frank Ullrich 'Frank Booth'drums
Jorg Michael 'Gordon Perkins'drums
C.F. Brankbass guitar
Lutz Schmelzerdrums
Martin Gerlitzkibass guitar
Simon Adamdrums

Guests:
Frank Konradback-vocal
Andreas von Lipinskiback-vocal
Thomas Hackmann 'Hacky'back-vocal
Sebastian Levermannback-vocal
Ross Thompsonback-vocal
Stefan Schmidtback-vocal
Michael Rhein 'Das Letzte Einhorn'vocal
Ingo Sterzinger 'Ike'vocal
Inga Scharfvocal
Dennis Philip Schunke 'Sly'vocal
Hansi Kurschvocal
Doro Peschvocal
Hans Peter Katzenburg 'HP Katzenburg'keys
Florian Bohmbagpipes
Bastian Emigback-vocal
Veronica Freemanvocal
Rudi Kronenbergerkeys
Michael Seifertback-vocal
Peter Diersmannback-vocal
Billy Kingback-vocal
Rolf Kohlerback-vocal
Scott Cochranebagpipes
Michael Flechsig 'Michael Flexig'back-vocal
Gerd H. Hankeback-vocal
Harris Johnsback-vocal
Dietmar Dillhardtkeys
Olaf Senkbeilback-vocal
Piet Sielckback-vocal
Michael Boden 'Bodenski'drehleier
Eric Hecht 'Fish'bagpipes, barokoboe, schalmei, whistles
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If you have the additions or updated information for this band or if you see the mistakes here, please send us your info!
We thank the following people:
Chris Boltendahl - Exclusive chat with Chris and Grave Digger exclusive photos
Eric Gaumann - Rare Grave Digger information
Laszlo Zsiga - some Grave Digger information
Neil M - Grave Digger rare lyrics
Shiflet - Grave Digger rare lyrics
Rolf Simonsen - Grave Digger albums and bootlegs information
 GRAVE DIGGER Complete Discography
Attention! It's just the complete discography, it's NOT anyone's collection of albums! For those about to Rock who'd like to see albums from collection, we salute you here. Also we don't sell anything!
 
Grave Digger album art-cover demo'1982
Grave Digger album art-cover Born Again'1983
Grave Digger album art-cover Shoot Her Down'1984
Grave Digger album art-cover Live in Hamburg'1984
Grave Digger album art-cover Heavy Metal Breakdown'1984
Witch Hunter Breakdown'1984
Grave Digger album art-cover Witch Hunter'1985
Live in Bremen'1985
Live in Munich'1985
Grave Digger album art-cover War Games'1986
Live in Hannover'1986
 
as Digger:
Digger album art-cover Stronger Than Ever'1986
 
as Grave Digger again:
Grave Digger album art-cover Return of the Reaper'1991
Grave Digger album art-cover The Best of the Eighties'1992
Grave Digger album art-cover promo'1992
Grave Digger album art-cover The Reaper'1993
Grave Digger album art-cover Symphony of Death'1993
Live in Arnsberg'1994
Grave Digger album art-cover Live in Berlin'1994
Grave Digger album art-cover Heart of Darkness'1995
Warchild'1995
Live in Tubingen, Germany'1995
Grave Digger album art-cover Rebellion'1996
Grave Digger album art-cover Tunes of War'1996
Live in Osaka'1996
Grave Digger album art-cover The Dark of the Sun'1997
Live in Otario, Italy'1997
Live in Sao Paolo'1997
Live at Gods of Metal Festival'1997
Live in Oleggio'1997
Grave Digger album art-cover The Battle of Bannockburn'1998
Grave Digger album art-cover Knights of the Cross'1998
Grave Digger album art-cover Live in Vienna'1998
Live in Barcelona'1999
Live at Bang Your Head Festival (Live in Balingen)'1999
The Round Table (Forever)'1999
Grave Digger album art-cover Excalibur'1999
Live in Vosselaar, Belgium'2000
Burning Madrid'2000
Castles of Vigevano'2000
Live at Rock Machina Festival, Spain'2001
Live at Wacken'2001
Grave Digger album art-cover The Grave Digger'2001
Grave Digger album art-cover Live in Lichtenfels'2002
Grave Digger album art-cover Grave Digger album art-cover Tunes of Wacken'2002
Live in Nijmegen'2002
History 1'2002
Middleage Trilogy'2002
Grave Digger: Biographie'2002
Masterpieces'2002
House of the Reaper'2003
Grave Digger album art-cover Lost Tunes from the Vault'2003
Grave Digger album art-cover Rheingold'2003
Live in Sao Paulo'2003
Live in Sao Paulo (Clube Atletico Santista)'2003
Live in Bochum'2004
Live in Moscow'2004
Grave Digger album art-cover Underground Koln'2004
Grave Digger album art-cover The Last Supper'2005
Grave Digger album art-cover The Last Supper Tour (video)'2005
Live in Brazil'2005
Live in Brazil (Sao Paulo)'2005
Live in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia'2005
Grave Digger album art-cover 25 to Live'2005
Grave Digger album art-cover Das Horbuch'2006
Silent Revolution'2006
Grave Digger album art-cover Grave Digger album art-cover Yesterday'2006
Grave Digger album art-cover Liberty Or Death'2007
Live in Essen, Germany'2007
Live in Strasbourg, France'2007
In Freedom We Trust'2007
Live in London, UK'2007
Live in Lyon, France'2007
Live in Stuttgart, Germany'2007
Live in Langen, Germany'2007
Live in Pratteln, Switzerland'2007
Grave Digger album art-cover Live in Krakow'2007
Grave Digging in Saarbrucken'2007
Grave Digging in Speyer'2007
Grave Digger album art-cover Made in Germany / Bang Your Head'2008
Grave Digger album art-cover Pray'2008
Grave Digger album art-cover Ballads of a Hangman'2009
The Hangman Box'2009
Grave Digger album art-cover The Clans Will Rise Again'2010
Grave Digger album art-cover Dig Digger, Dig!'2010
Grave Digger album art-cover The Ballad of Mary'2011
Grave Digger album art-cover The Clans Are Still Marching'2011
Live at Bloodstock Open Air, Derby Catton Hall, UK'2011
Grave Digger album art-cover Home at Last'2012
Grave Digger album art-cover Clash of the Gods'2012
Grave Digger album art-cover Return of the Reaper'2014
Grave Digger album art-cover Exhumation - The Early Years'2015
Grave Digger album art-cover Healed by Metal'2017
 
Compilations, splits, etc.:
 
Various Artists - Rock from Hell Rock from Hell'1983
Various Artists - Metal Attack vol. 1 Metal Attack vol. 1'1985
Various Artists - G.U.N. Label Sampler / Metal Hammer G.U.N. Label Sampler / Metal Hammer'1994
Pure Metal No. 3'1994
Various Artists - Off Road Tracks vol.2 Off Road Tracks vol.2'1996
Various Artists - 12 Years in Noise. Metal & Beyond 12 Years in Noise. Metal & Beyond'1996
Various Artists - Gods of Noises Gods of Noises'1997
Great Unlimited Noises'1997
Various Artists - GUN the Videos 1997 GUN the Videos 1997'1997
Various Artists - Stahlmaster collection vol.2 Stahlmaster collection vol.2'1997
Various Artists - Best of Wacken Open Air Best of Wacken Open Air'1999
Various Artists - A Tribute to the Voice of Metal: Ronnie James Dio A Tribute to the Voice of Metal: Ronnie James Dio'1999
Various Artists - Dynamit vol.18 Dynamit vol.18'1999
Various Artists - Off Road Tracks vol.23 Off Road Tracks vol.23'1999
Various Artists - A Tribute to Accept vol. 1 A Tribute to Accept vol. 1'1999
Various Artists - Rockhard 9 Rockhard 9'2001
Various Artists - A Tribute to Iron Maiden A Tribute to Iron Maiden'2002
KnuckleTracks XXXVIII'2002
KnuckleTracks XXXIX'2002
Various Artists - Heavy Metal Rebellion (DVD) Heavy Metal Rebellion (DVD)'2002
Various Artists - Metal Dreams vol.4 Metal Dreams vol.4'2002
Various Artists - Heavy Metal Rebellion Heavy Metal Rebellion'2002
Various Artists - A Tribute to Led Zeppelin A Tribute to Led Zeppelin'2002
Hearts of Metal'2002
Heroes of Steel'2002
Death ...Is Just the Beginning VII'2002
Various Artists - Metal Dreams vol.5 Metal Dreams vol.5'2003
20 Years in Noise'2003
Beast of Metal'2003
Various Artists - News from Dr. Blast vol.9 News from Dr. Blast vol.9'2003
Various Artists - Cover It Up vol. 1 Cover It Up vol. 1'2005
Various Artists - Monsters of Metal vol.4 Monsters of Metal vol.4'2005
Various Artists - 20 Years of Nuclear Blast (CD) 20 Years of Nuclear Blast (CD)'2007
Various Artists - Monsters of Metal vol.7 Monsters of Metal vol.7'2009
Various Artists - Monsters of Metal vol. 8 Monsters of Metal vol. 8'2012
Additional information

Help!

We are looking for the following rare Grave Digger lyrics:
  • Agypten
  • Black Cat
  • Colt in My Hand
  • Competitive Struggle
  • Fifty Seven
  • Don't Kill the Children
  • Drop the Bomb (demo)
  • Girls of Rock'n'Roll
  • Hellas Hellas
  • Jeepers Creepers
  • Live to Die
  • My Life
  • Parcival
  • Ship of Hope
  • Sleepless
  • The Looser
These tracks may be the cover versions, instrumentals, or tracks renamed later. Can you help us?

Manni Schmidt solo album

Grave Digger live in Moscow with the supporting bands (20.02.2011):
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Shadow Host
Shadow Host
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Grave Digger live in Moscow (27.03.2009):
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Grave Digger live in Moscow'2007 addition (11.06.2007):
Grave Digger 13
Grave Digger 131
Grave Digger 132
Grave Digger 31
Grave Digger 311
Grave Digger 17
Grave Digger 171
Grave Digger 15
Grave Digger 16

Grave Digger live in Moscow (31.03.2007):
Stefan signed
Chris signed
Jens signed
Manni signed
Stefan signed Grinder
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Grave Digger 0046
Grave Digger 0049
Grave Digger 0050
Grave Digger 0051
Grave Digger 0052
Grave Digger 0054
Grave Digger 0057
Grave Digger 0058
Grave Digger 0059
Grave Digger 0061
Grave Digger 0062
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Grave Digger 0080
Grave Digger 0081
Grave Digger 0082
Grave Digger 0083
Grave Digger 0084
Grave Digger 0085
Grave Digger 0086
Grave Digger in Moscow'2004 (with the permission of Chris Boltendahl):
A ticket
Promo
Signed
Old Manni's picture (signed)
Old Jens's picture (signed)
Old Stefan's picture (signed)
Old Chris's picture (signed)
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Grave Digger in Moscow'2003 (with the permission of Chris Boltendahl):
Made by Denis:

A ticket
Signed
Manni Schmidt signature
Beer, Manni's tongue and Vera (signed)
Thoughtful Jens and Vera (signed)
Manni is talking...
Night life: music, beer, fans...
Chris attracts everyone's attention. What a smile he has!
Vera, Stefan and Artyom (signed)
Chris is among his fans.
Vera, Denis, Chris and horns of devil. A moment of absolute joy
Jens is having a rest
Vera and Chris. He is full of life and energy (signed)
Jam session: a singer looks at song's lyrics, a guitarist tries to play something...
Another moment of jam session: Manni and Stefan.
Manni does his best
Chris sings his immortal hit
Another moment of jam session. Who is the best?
Manni is serious. Very serious
Jens is doing something with his bass guitar
Chris and Manni. Or maybe fire and ice?
Jens and Chris. They understand each other
This is the very beginning of their meeting with fans at 'Rubin'
Autograph-hunters are near their aim
Musicians are waiting for their fans...
What a good job they do - just give their autographs

Made by Artyom:

The Grave Digger autograph session in Rubin, Moscow. The very beginning.
The Grave Digger autograph session in Rubin, Moscow. A view from the upper right corner of the place.
Chris Boltendahl and Artrem. At Relax Club. United we stand :) Relax Club, Moscow.
We Rock! Relax Club, Moscow.
Handshaking with Chris. A very nice moment for me. Relax Club, Moscow.
From left to right: Artem , Chris, Stefan. Relax Club, Moscow.
True Metal Brothers of Beer... Or, True Beer Brothers of Metal... Anyway, cheerz! Relax Club, Moscow.
Chris, Manni and Stefan are performing "Heavy Metal Breakdown" in Relax Club, Moscow. On bass guitar is a guy from local band.
Heavy Metal Breakdoaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn!!! Relax Club, Moscow.
Manni Schmidt and Artem. Nice tongue :) Funny guys! Relax Club, Moscow.
Manni Schmidt, Stefan Arnold, Jens Becker. Relax Club, Moscow.
Manni Schmidt, Stefan Arnold, Jens Becker. Again. Relax Club, Moscow.
Stefan and Artem. Good friends now :) Stefan likes our local beer :) Relax Club, Moscow.
Stefan is signing Artem's booklets. Rubin, Moscow.
Artem near Stefan. Stefan is listening to a local band performing. Artem is wondering where is his beer...

These photos were passed by Flying Dolphin Promotion during the chat with Chris Boltendahl:
Chris 1, Chris 2
Grave Digger 1 Grave Digger 2, Grave Digger 3
Grave Digger 4, Grave Digger 5



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